Q: How can an individual be charged with 3 counts of the same crime?
Three individuals got arrested together. All three received the same charge of 3 counts of 2nd degree burglary.
A: You need to mediately hire a criminal defense attorney. Your attorney can request all of the discovery material, the evidence. He can then scrutinize it carefully to determine whether or not they have charged you with unnecessary or duplicate counts.
Brian Boeheim agrees with this answer
A: The question is whether the individuals entered three different dwellings or the same dwelling on three separate occasions. As Tracy said, you need to hire a good criminal defense attorney who will get your discovery (the evidence they have against you) and fight to make sure you are being charged appropriately, and then fight the charges.
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